Chiropractic treatments are very effective in relieving neck pain, both short term and in the long term and is an alternative to treatment with prescription pain medication.
The neck is comprised of some complicated bone structures which do the task of holding your head up. The small size of these structures is needed for mobility, however make the neck vulnerable to pain and injuries such as:
- Muscle strains and pulls
- Repetitive stress
- Whiplash (often from motor vehicle collisions)
- Poor Sleeping Position
- Poor Posture
- Joint issues
Most of these issues impact or are the root cause of misalignment of the spine. When muscles spasm, the spine will be pulled out of alignment, irritating nerves in turn causing further tension and the circle continues and becomes worse.
Many people don't address their neck pain hoping the pain will evetually go away. In some cases it will go away, however the underlying causes that initially caused the issue are still there and a simple aggravation will cause the pain to return (chronic neck pain). If left untreated, the problem will sometimes become more serious, even requiring surgery.